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    NOVEMBER ART SALES AT SOTHEBY’S TOTAL $1.153 BILLION

    Friday, November 13th, 2015
    This rare large scale Mao by Andy Warhol sold for $47.5 million.

    This rare large scale Mao by Andy Warhol sold for $47.5 million.

    The November auctions of Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary art and the collection of Alfred Taubman totaled ¬†$1.153 billion at Sotheby’s in New York. The company announced today that it will achieve its highest annual sales in these categories in 2015. The Taubman sale achieved $419.7 million; Impressionist and Modern sales on November 5 and 6 achieved $360.1 million and contemporary art on November 12 brought in $373.2 million.

    The series included Cy Twombly’s Blackboard painting which, at $70.5 million, was the most highly priced lot sold at Sotheby’s during 2015.

    RUNNING SALES TOTAL OF $1.05 BILLION AT CHRISTIE’S, NEW YORK THIS WEEK

    Friday, November 13th, 2015
    Lucio Fontana (1899-198) - Concetto spaziale, La Fine di Dio sold for $29.1 million

    Lucio Fontana (1899-198) – Concetto spaziale, La Fine di Dio sold for $29.1 million

    It has been one hell of a week at Christie’s in New York where the running total for this weeks sales now totals $1.05 billion. Post War and Contemporary art sales so far this week total $555.1 million and sales of Impressionist and Modern Art so far amount to $487.8 million.

    At $170.4 million Modigliani’s Nu Couche made the second highest price ever paid for a painting at auction in a sale that also saw world records for Balthus ($9.9 million) and Jean Helion ($3.4 million). ¬†There was 14 post war and contemporary world records including Lichtenstein, Fontana, Bourgeois, Oldenburg, Gonzales-Terres and Mike Kelley.

    Results for Impressionist and Modern day sales, works on paper and companion online sales are yet to come in.